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Please note that an extension has been given for the submission of strand 1.3 proposals; the new date is the 05/05/2010.
The paper submission of the application package is also extended to the 5ft of may (date as marked in the postmark).
We remind you that only the submission through the on-line application will be accepted.
Please note that every different deadline date than 05/05/2010 settled in this web-site or in any other document is obsolete.
Eligible third countries - Budgetary Year 2010:
N° 1855/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006.
The special action in 2010 is open for EU Neighbourhood countries which have concluded association or cooperation agreements with the Community and ratified the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The eligible third countries are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Moldova, occupied Palestinian Territory, Tunisia and Ukraine
Please note that Azerbaijan and Ukraine has been added as from the first of March as they have signed the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
The new version of the e-form including Ukraine and Azerbaijan is available on our web site. Please note that applicants who are currently preparing their application using the previous version can still apply by means of the old version. 07/04/2010
The reference document for this call is the Culture Programme Guide.
The application must be sent at least before 05/05/2010 12:00 CEST* 04/08/2009
For more information about the agenda of the procedure, please consult the Calendar 2008-2013.
The Executive Agency has developed a new on-line submission tool.
Please read the instructions on how to apply with the new electronic form (referred to as the "eForm" below).
You will find hereunder all relevant documents for the Strand 1.3.
Download the eForm: Please download from the eForm page the relevant eForm for the Culture Programme.
You need to have the Adobe Reader version 8.1.5 or higher installed on your computer in order to able to download and complete the eForm. If you don't have it on your computer, please click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
You will also find on this page all technical issues related to the eForm:
In order to fill in your application eForm properly:
- please read carefully the Culture eForm User Guide.
It contains useful technical information.
The following annexes will have to be attached to the e-forms and submitted on-line at the same time:
1/ the detailed description of the project, in word or pdf format. This is a free document.
2/ the signed Declaration of honour (you should sign, scan and attach the document)
3/ the Budget form
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Then submit your application eForm on-line before 05/05/2010 12:00 CEST*.
Send before 05/05/2010* your application package (printed copy and additional documents) to the Executive Agency containing:
1/ an official cover letter signed by the coordinator
2/ one printed copy of the submitted eForm
3/ One copy of each printed annex to the eForm (the detailed description of the project, the signed Declaration of honour (you should sign, scan and attach the document) and the Budget form)
Add the following annexes (which therefore can only be submitted in paper version):
4/ the cooperation agreement signed by coordinator, all the coorganisers and the partner(s) in the third country (this is a free document and no model is provided by the Executive Agency)
6/ an activities report for all partner organisations covering the past two years (this a free document and no model is provided by the Executive Agency)
9/ the Financial Identification Form (for the coordinator only)
11/ copy of the official accounts of the coordinator for the last financial year for which the accounts have been closed (Balance sheets and Profit/Loss accounts)
You must send all the documents by post mail at the latest on 05/05/2010 (dated as marked in the postmark) to the Executive Agency, at the following address:Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency
Documents can be sent:
- by post
- by express courier service
- delivered in person by applicants themselves, not later than 16:00 on 05/05/2010*.
* Please note that the 1st of May is a public holiday in most European countries and the Commission offices are closed. For more information please read "How to apply".
Ukraine will be eligible as a third country for strand 1.3 "Cooperation Projects with third Countries" of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) as from the registration of its signature of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This registration is envisaged for February 2010. Please refer to this website to have an update on this item. Consequently, applications that include Ukraine as a third country partner may be eligible for the next deadlines of the strands 1.3 (05/05/2010).
If, after referring to the Culture eForm User Guide, you still have a question or have encountered a technical problem which could not be solved, please contact the phone or email HelpDesk services that are available to assist you.
Phone HelpDesk: +32 229 90705
Email help desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
These services are available from 15th July 2009 to 05/05/2010, from Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 16:30 (CEST), except on 05/05/2010 where the help desks will close at 12:00 CEST (deadline for submission).
- If you have any question concerning the content of your application or the rules which are applicable within strand 1.3, do not contact the above help desk addresses. You must first refer to the Programme Guide , which is the reference document for submitting an application and to the Instructions for applicants (see above).
- If you still have a doubt or question, please contact the Cultural Contact Point for your country, who can provide valuable information and assistance.
- In the last resort, you can send an email to the Executive Agency, at the following address: EACEA-P5-THIRDCOUNTRIESPROJECTS@ec.europa.eu
Please note however that the Executive Agency is not authorized to answer to queries relating to the content of your application.